13 Cypherpunks: The origin of decentralization

Daniel Paramo and Alex Preukschat

Daniel Paramo is an experienced account and business development executive, data scientist, and engineer. A former account executive at Learning Machine and a former business development manager at Bell Helicopter, Daniel has founded several startups in blockchain technology and the sharing economy. He holds a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.

In the previous chapter, we presented how the free software and open source communities influenced the emergence of self-sovereign identity (SSI). In this chapter, we explain how SSI also stands on the shoulders of cryptography giants. These cryptography pioneers of the 1970s ...

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